SpaceX launch lit sky above Los Angeles
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the transfer of 10 communications satellites in space.
A rocket launch of a Southern California Air Force base generated a fiery contrail that can be seen over Los Angeles on Friday and had a number of users of social media, preparing for an alien invasion.
What did I just witness?? pic.twitter.com/JsHfqTsxm0
— Danny United (@dannyunited) December 23, 2017
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at around 5:30 p.m. local time. Her mission was to send 10 communications satellites in space.
My friend Dan Klein shot this incredible video of the #SpaceX launch via Marina, Marina Del Rey, California. So creepy! pic.twitter.com/6YAVnAjElf
— Alyssa Zauderer (@Alyssa_Zauderer) December 23, 2017
But it was the rocket’s contrail of water vapor, illuminated by the sun, that was apparently of Los Angeles, looking up into the sky.
Wtf is flying through the air in Hollywood #aliens pic.twitter.com/mC693ELEZx
— Hunter Hill (@h2balla) December 23, 2017
The Space Archive web site noted that the Falcon 9 is “bright flame should be visible over a large area.” It added that the contrail “impressive,” beginning two minutes and 12 seconds after launch.
Falcon 9 on its way to ISS as seen from Venice311 HQ – people are FREAKING OUT #ALIENS pic.twitter.com/NDjXSOs27H
— Venice 311 (@Venice311) December 23, 2017
Users on Twitter posted pictures of the contrail is weird forms, with some speculating they were caused by alien visitors.